Watery eyes, relentless sneezing, itchy skin – if you are one of more than 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies, then these symptoms are all too familiar. And if you are like most people with allergies, you’ve spent a small fortune on over-the-counter and prescription drugs, weekly injections and other traditional remedies.
But are you still sneezing?
If so, consider trying a proven and widely accepted method of treating allergies: acupuncture.
Are You Experiencing Any of These Symptoms?
At Longevity Acupuncture, our state and nationally certified acupuncturists treat patients suffering from allergies with a gentle and relaxing method of acupuncture, which relieves symptoms associated with allergies such as:
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Itchy throat and skin
- Sore throat
- Clogged ears
- Decreased sense of smell
Relief For Allergies
Whether your allergies are caused by pollen, insects, mites, chemicals, foods, or medications, the underlying cause of your body’s allergic response is the same. This is why acupuncture, which has been proven to have beneficial effects for the immune system, can help you overcome even the most severe allergies.
Studies Prove Acupuncture Works for Allergies
There have been several published studies showing how acupuncture has been a successful treatment for allergies. Not only has acupuncture been unique in its success, it has also been unique in its diagnosis of patients.
According to Dr. Manny Alvarez, chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, and managing editor of health news at Fox News: Diagnosing an allergy using traditional Chinese medicine is far more individualized than it would be with Western medicine. Allergies are analyzed by the pattern of symptoms seen in the specific patient, and the treatment is designed to relieve these particular symptoms.
Further Acupuncture Studies
In a 2008 clinical trial of 5,237 patients with allergies, in which a subset of patients received up to 15 acupuncture sessions during a three-month period, investigators found that treatment with acupuncture offered consistent benefits. (Source: Lee MS, Pittler MH, Shin BC, Kim JI, Ernst E. “Acupuncture for allergic rhinitis: a systematic review.” Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009 102(4):269-79.)
Covered By Insurance
In New Mexico, many insurance providers cover acupuncture treatments and other Chinese medical procedures and treatments, and at Longevity Acupuncture our doctors offer a safe, effective alternative treatment to restore and maintain the harmony in your body, which helps you become pain free and remain stable over time with no side effects.
Make An Appointment Today
If you are suffering from allergies, call (505) 263-7248 to make an appointment today. Longevity Acupuncture accepts most major insurance plans, including Presbyterian, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United HealthCare, Lovelace and CIGNA. Longevity Acupuncture also accepts most major credit cards.